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Wellesley College, BA 2003
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2007
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM 2012


Professor Lindauer, who is currently on leave, served as director of  Northeastern Law's Domestic Violence Institute and Domestic Violence Clinic. from 2014-2022. She also served as director of the clinical programs from 2020-2022.

The Domestic Violence Clinic represented survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in local District Courts across the Commonwealth. The Clinic approached the practice of domestic violence law from a holistic lense, always placing the violence and legal intervention within the context of other legal and life constraints clients were confronted with. The Clinical Course offering is offered as an eight credit upper level course.

Professor Lindauer oversaw a first-year opportunity for students to volunteer in the Domestic Violence Institute’s Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV) project, a unique interdisciplinary collaboration with Casa Myrna, the largest domestic violence advocacy organization in Boston. Through funding from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Violence Against Women, the LAV project sought to connect individuals impacted by domestic violence with legal services, at those places they may first turn to for help.

Prior to joining the Northeastern community, Professor Lindauer worked at Project Place as the director of Partnerships to Opportunities for Women in Re-Entry (POWR), where she oversaw the implementation of an innovative US Department of Labor grant dedicated to working with female ex-offenders within six months of re-entry. This built upon her extensive background in domestic violence work at Casa Myrna Vazquez, Respond, Inc., and at Georgetown’s Domestic Violence Clinic. Professor Lindauer gained valuable clinical teaching experience at Georgetown, where she earned her LLM and at Suffolk University Law School, where she served as a teaching fellow in the Child Advocacy Clinic and the Juvenile Defender Clinic.

In 2019, Professor Lindauer was named a Bellow Scholar at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) in New Orleans. The Bellow Scholar Program, administered the by the AALS Clinical Section, recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law professors that reflect the ideals of Professor Gary Bellow — a pioneering founder of modern clinical legal education. ce and sexual assault.

Professor Lindauer was a member of the board of governors of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). She actively mentors students and young attorneys who seek careers advocating for victims of domestic violence. Professor Lindauer organized the law school’s “Finding the Nexus” conference in collaboration with the law school’s Center for Health Policy and Law. The conference brought together hundreds of advocates, lawyers, elected officials and policy makers in the domestic violence and sexual assault space. Professor Lindauer has been quoted in The Boston Globe and other media outlets. She also has written extensively about the impact of domestic violence.

Fields of Expertise

  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Courts
  • Spanish for Lawyers

Selected Works

Margo K. Lindauer

Clinical Professor of Law


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